Painting the Boat – an Aristo Blue Alexseal Update (in Harpswell, Maine)

In case anyone forgot, we’ve been painting the boat…

Before pictures - topside painting

…trying to get rid of the ugly chipped topsides and rediscover our pretty little boat!

Before pictures - topside painting

And now I *finally* get to post some beloved after pictures!

With Brio - Topside Painting - After Picture - Alexseal

Despite the bugs and the hours (and hours, and hours) of sanding, we’re *really* happy with how the Alexseal turned out — we used their complete system, including primer and topcoat.


Jon painted the whole boat with a 6″ foam roller, and the Alexseal leveled beautifully.


Now it’s time to enjoy summer sailing in Maine!

– LMK 🙂


Painting the Boat – an Aristo Blue Alexseal Update (in Harpswell, Maine) — 7 Comments

    • Just roll! We went through probably 30+ rollers (they don’t hold up very well) but the foam rollers did a beautiful job of laying out the paint with zero tipping required.

    • Hey Ben – I don’t think we can take any credit for the paint being so glossy — it comes that way! Jon did do a LOT of priming and sanding so the hull was super smooth before we started the finish coats. And we sanded in between coats (3 finish coats total). The name is a vinyl sticker that we had made – it’s a similar sparkly gold which was great!

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